By

Megan Doren

On this month’s UnSunday, we’ll experience flowing and falling into good. The truth will set us free, but first it might make us mad. Life is hard sometimes but we often make it harder and make our good hard to access. Why why why must we struggle so, and what can be done to release the habit of struggle? In the words of Ralph Marston, “There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” Come participate in a process designed to open your heart and mind to a new way of being — flow. We’ll have mimosas and coffee starting at 10:45 am and then at 11, we’ll begin a whole new way to experience HeartSpace with UnSunday.

On this month’s UnSunday, we’ll be exploring the importance of purpose over powerlessness as we become allies in healing the planet. Sometimes when we hear “planetary distress,” we believe it’s a task way too big for one person to do anything to help. We are hearing the cry of Mother Earth but are so overwhelmed that we may not do anything. Our dialog will be based on the children’s book, “The Tantrum that Saved the World”, by climate scientist Michael Mann and illustrator Megan Herbert. Let’s jump into this topic and see that one person can indeed save a planet, one deed at a time. We’ll have mimosas and coffee starting at 10:45 am and then at 11, we’ll begin a whole new way to experience HeartSpace with UnSunday.

Our 5th Sunday Adventure once again takes us out of the Sunday Service and into the art studio where we’ll all learn how to paint while we sip wine/other beverages and munch snacks. There’s a teacher to show us how and all painting materials are provided. Bring your own drinks and come out to play with us! Sign up on front table or reply to this email. 11 am-1 pm Sunday 9/29 at Pinot’s Palette, Mockingbird @ Abrams in Dallas.

The demands on our attention in today’s world stretch our ability to express true compassion. Competition for our mind and heart space can distract us from realizing our best intentions.   Research shows that compassion can be learned and that practicing it benefits our health.  We all can learn better ways to benefit from self- compassion and act with intentional compassion.
Attend the September 14th  Compassion in Action:  APPlications in Today’s Times, Download, Install and Run the Right Apps in Your Life.” Conference.  Like the “APPs” we install to effectively manage our lives, the conference supplies “Apps” to help us to effectively practice compassion.
Spend the day and come away with new ways to take up compassion:
  • Be inspired, take away valuable tools, benefit from real examples, and connect with difference- makers
  • Learn ways to renew yourself from compassion fatigue and the stresses of caring and contributing
  • Gain deeper understanding of the meaning of compassion and its importance in our world
  • Hear Keynote Speaker Marilyn Turkovich, Executive Director of the Charter for Compassion
About the Day
Attend four different highly interactive workshops of your choice; hear from the Executive Director and from a panel of local community leaders, and enjoy a social event at the end of the day.
All presenters are highly experienced at moving compassion in action.  See the complete session descriptions,  volunteer opportunities, and register by going to: Compassion In Action Registration Information.
September 14, 2019   8:45 am to 4:00 pm Check-in 8:00 am
Cost: $55.00 lunch included.
Teacher and college student discounts available.  Respond to this email to get registration codes.
Location:  Coleman Hall Conference Center, First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas
About Compassionate DFW  
Compassionate DFW is a grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) charity organization whose mission is to foster the Charter for Compassion and compassionate action in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex with the Golden Rule as its guiding principle. For more about our organization and the Charter for Compassion visit https://www.compassionatedfw.org/ Email: info@compassionatedfw.org.

In which Rev. Chris completely tosses her prepared talk to give a wholly spontaneous and deeply inspired talk about coming alive and offering that aliveness to the world.

Related Quotes:

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”      ~ Howard Thurman

‘“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”’ ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Fall Class Begins September 19

7-9 pm Thursdays, 9/19 – 10/24 in the Richardson area

This 6-week experiential class, based on the classic Eric Butterworth book Spiritual Economics, will assist you in fine-tuning your attitude about money, spirituality and prosperity. You will come to understand that prosperity has little relationship to the economic fluctuations of the world and everything to do with your beliefs and attitudes about yourself and money. The class is appropriate for both new and advanced students of metaphysics. $150 (work study available).

John Harold Moore presents The Family Constellations Workshop at HeartSpace from 1-4:30 pm on Saturday September 21. Family Constellations is an experiential workshop to gain insights and new perspectives about your own family dynamics and discover what might be holding you back from reaching your highest potential. Once we see the bigger picture and where the energy is stuck, we put things back in place and let the energy start moving again. The results can be life-changing.  Join us, even if you’ve attended the workshop previously, because you’ll get something different every time. You can sign up on the sheet at the front door, on our Facebook Event page or on our website. This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale of $30-50. Whatever you contribute will be greatly appreciated. John Harold Moore is a Life Coach, Family Constellations Facilitator, Speaker, A Course in Miracles Teacher, and graduate of the Family Constellations Institute of Miami. Find him on the web at JohnHaroldMoore.com.

On this month’s UnSunday, we’ll have a chat based on Brené Brown’s book Dare to Lead. Leadership isn’t something out there, something another person does. We all lead, and we can infuse our leading with our spiritual authenticity. Join us for an inspired dialog about the pillars of daring leadership and an exploration of how each of us can step into it. We’ll have mimosas and coffee starting at 10:45 am and then at 11, we’ll begin a whole new way to experience HeartSpace with UnSunday.

On this month’s UnSunday, Linda Jones will help us unpack a whole new creativity we didn’t even know we had by guiding us in building a reflective or aspirational poem. Think you can’t write? Think you don’t have any creativity? Come be astonished at what you’ll find just by following a few simple instructions!  And it’s FUN! Join us for UnSunday on July 14 for mimosas and coffee starting at 10:45 am and then at 11, we’ll begin a whole new way to experience HeartSpace and our own creativity.

Once a quarter on the 5th Sunday of the month, instead of the service at 11 am, we take off for an adventure. On June 30, our next 5th Sunday Adventure takes us to White Rock Lake for a cruise aboard The Spirit of Dallas sailboat and then a picnic at White Rock Boat Club. The sailboat will leave from White Rock Boat Club at 340 East Lawther Lane at 11 am on Sunday, June 30. Be sure to get there early so you don’t miss the boat! After about an hour sail, we’ll all come back to the sailing club for a potluck picnic. We’ll provide an entrée and drinks, you bring the sides (salads, vegetables, desserts). Let us know if you’ll be there and what your bringing by signing the sheet at the front desk or email CeliaNaples@gmail.com. Rain or shine, we’re having a party on the lake!

1 2 3 6